In the summer of 2010, Jennifer traveled to Johannesburg, South Africa as a choreographer in the international Crossings residency to investigate relationships between dance, music, and lighting.

Collaborating with 31 other artists from around the globe and mentored by Michel Kelemenis and Vincent Mantsoe the group worked intensively to experiment, create and perform a new piece every day for 5 days. In the final week, they worked with a single team to develop a piece that was performed in the showcase at the Newtown Dance Centre on the final evening.

Jennifer’s final work, “Be Longing,” was about the ins and outs of being in between relationships and the empty spaces we leave or are left behind. It explored vulnerability, wanting and desire, and all that awkwardness.

Directed by: Jennifer Irons

Devised and Performed by: Ori Lenkinski (Israel), Sonnbyboy Motau (South Africa), and Laure Jean de Vries (South Africa)

Composer: Thokozani Mhlambi (South Africa)

Lighting Design: Nkululeko Mazibuko (South Africa)

For more information and images from Crossings check out Jennifer’s blog on:

Jennifer’s Blog

Crossings Review